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UK_Widowmaker

Hopefully becoming a 'Ramp Rat'

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Well, as I now live only 3 miles from my local airport, I have been making enquiries into working there on the Ramp.

 

Although, you don't need any formal qualifications, I am off to the College this evening, to look at studying for a Certificate in the Aviation Environment, to keep me going, until February, when the recruitment effort is put into place.

 

It's been a dream of mine for many years, which is rapidly becoming an obsession!...Never having lived near enough to an Airport to warrant going for it, and having my own IT Business to tide me over the 'Lay off' months between Oct 31st - March 1st, means I am now able to realise this dream (hopefully)

 

Please wish me luck, on today's first step...and if anyone has a similar job, or indeed experience of Airport Life on the Ramp, I'd love to chat to you

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Nothing like working the ramp. Though I'd say work for an airline so you can get some flight benefits!

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Hi Ace

 

You worked the Ramp then??...Manchester???

 

Yup, airline would be cool...but 'most' Ground Ops @ Newcastle are done by sub-Contractors... I believe.

Servisair and Swissport are the main players @ Ncl I think?

 

lol..Just noticed...Manchester in the USA...lol..hahahaha

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Yup, I'm and the OTHER Manchestercool.gif. Servisair and Swissport are major players in the ground handling of a/c these days. My company is the sole on airport provider of fuel, and we provide primary de-icing for some of the airlines & all GA, and backup de-icing for everyone. We our ground handling, as far as airlines go, is limited to when we have military and civil (mostly casino) charters. I'm a training specialist that spends most of the time fueling, supervising, deicing, and not enough time in the office (there's always paperwork!). Let me know if you have any questions!

 

Jon

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Major Thanks Jon...Always great to talk to someone in the know.

 

I suspect I will have many Questions, as my course progresses, and thanks for the offer! :drinks:

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